Taylor raring to go
Jamie Taylor

New Woking striker Jamie Taylor is relishing the prospect of proving his worth when pulls on a Cards' shirt for the first time later this month.

The 24-year-old joined the Nationwide Conference side from Ryman League Premier Division promotion-chasers Horsham and believes he has what it takes to fire Woking into a promotion play-off spot.

"It's a jump of two divisions but I made two or three substitute appearances for Aldershot in the Conference and to be honest there's not that much difference in quality to what I've been used to in the Ryman," Taylor told the Woking News and Mail.

"It's only the physical presence of the players that's different and they show a better attitude as it's more professional."

"It's exciting to be back and especially at a big club like Woking. When I was at Aldershot I was just breaking in to the first-team when I got an illness and lost two stone.

"Because I'm not big anyway, I went downhill from then on and eventually ended up back at Horsham, which is where I started. It's every player's dream as a child to become a full-time footballer and I can't wait."

Taylor, a painter and decorator by trade, revealed that his move to the Kingfield Stadium was unexpected: "My boss was away and I didn't have anything to do for two weeks.

"So a friend told me he'd get me a couple of days training at Woking and I went down one day. Glenn Cockerill didn't know me but after seeing me train, fancied me as a player and it's gone from there.

"I've always been told my movement off the ball is the best part of my game and if you can create that space for yourself it helps you score goals. It's a step up but I believe in my ability.

"It might take a few games to adjust but once I've got a few under my belt then I'll be okay."

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